Top Rated Phyllo Recipes

Pistachios
Armenian recipe preparations tend to be time-consuming. Never wanting to spend any more time in the kitchen than necessary, shortcuts had to be created for some of our family favorites. Without a doubt, the most popular Armenian dessert is paklava (baklava to non-Armenians). Flaky, buttery layers of phyllo dough, with a center layer of chopped nuts and cinnamon, then drizzled with a simple syrup. Love it, but this takes too long, so here’s what I do to save time… Instead of using phyllo dough sheets for this baklava, I purchase bite-sized, premade phyllo cups (15-count per box) in the freezer section of my local grocery store. What a time-saver! This works in other recipes, too. Click here to see What Is... Baklava?
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Shrimp cups
These light and refreshing cups of shrimp salad are easy to assemble and delicious when served for a summer cocktail party. Click here to see How to Host a Beer-in-the-Garden Party.
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Teeming with ripe, juicy cherries, this subtly sweet fruit filling is encased in crisp, flaky layers of phyllo pastry, and a dusting of cinnamon, brown sugar, and almonds. “The sour cherry fruit spread makes this delicate and exquisite strudel a cinch to make.”
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Goat Cheese Tarts with Ramps and Lemon Zest
The first time I laid eyes on these colorful wild leeks was in Vermont in the late 1980s. I had just moved there and was getting acquainted with local farmers and discovering local foods. I must say it was love at first sight. Since then ramps season can never come soon enough for me — and I make sure they are on the menu every week until they vanish. Although they look dainty, ramps are in fact quite pungent, so a little goes a long way no matter what dish they end up in. My favorite way to cook ramps is to sauté them briefly in a little butter and olive oil until they wilt. Then I toss them with handmade ravioli, add them to soups or risottos, or serve them alongside poached eggs. But here, my gorgeous bunch found its way into these unbearably light little tarts. The fresh goat cheese and lemon zest pair perfectly with the ramps’ slight garlic flavor to make these tarts an irresistible hors d’oeuvre or appetizer. Click here to see What Are... Ramps?
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Spanikopita
Warm, cheesy, savory pastries? I’m in! These are perfect as appetizers or even a meal on their own. These really give their originals a run for their money! Click here to see more about Healthy, International Cooking at Home. 
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Strawberry-Coconut Mousse Cups
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Looking to make something for your sweetheart this year instead of going the traditional boxed chocolate route? These Strawberry-Coconut Mousse Cups are bite-size and delicious and the perfect nightcap after a delicious Valentine's Day dinner. Recipe courtesy of Nasoya.
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Baklava
Layers of phyllo dough are piled high with melted butter, ground nuts, and cinnamon, before being doused with a sticky, intense honey-sugar syrup.This recipe is courtesy of Food Network.
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cheese and grapes
If you’re planning a special Valentine’s Day this Sunday, you are probably also excited that is followed by another holiday — President’s Day. For the perfect dish to celebrate this romantic three-day weekend, Chris Shea, the Executive Chef of The Wayfarer, has shared his go-to Valentine’s Day recipe for Baked Camembert with Port Wine Grapes.“My wife likes cheese and Champagne, so this is a dish I love to make for her,” says Shea. “We have actually never been out on Valentine’s Day together as we both work in the restaurant industry, but this recipe is great for a decadent, late-night treat on Valentine’s Day or as a special brunch the following morning. The cheese is best served with a toasted baguette — just slice, brush with olive oil, and pop in the oven until light golden brown — but my favorite trick is popping them on the Panini press."If, however, you’d rather leave the baking to the experts while you wine and dine on the town, Chef Shea is offering a special three-course prix fixe menu Sunday night at The Wayfarer for $88 that includes a complimentary Champagne toast upon arrival as well as a Gin Kissed Salmon with caviar, blush horseradish, and potato soufflé as an amuse. 
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Baked Cheese and Bacon Jam Bites
Crispy bite-size shells with a warm, creamy, and savory mix of cream cheese and melted jack cheese topped with smoky bacon jam. Recipe courtesy of Safeway Culinary Kitchens and Lucerne Foods.Click Here to See More Appetizer Recipes
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Every family has its own favorite Easter dishes, such as roasted lamb or a spiral ham. What makes many Easter dinners truly special, however, are the side dishes. This year, why not offer your guests delicious, flaky Spanakopita – delicious spinach pie? Spanakopita is made with Fillo Dough, filled with spinach, leeks, dill, parsley, and crumbled Feta cheese. Spanakopita makes an attractive side dish for any meal; it can also serve as a main entrée for your vegetarian guests. Chef Demetrios Haralambatos, the executive chef at Kontos Foods (www.kontos.com), a Paterson, N.J. provider of traditional Mediterranean foods, recommends this recipe:
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Keep a few of these roll-ups in the freezer and pop one in the oven whenever you need a quick, easy appetizer. Fast and frozen can still be delicious!
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Baklava is one of my all time favorite desserts. It features the classic Greek ingredient of phylo dough, spices, honey, and walnuts.    Adapted from the Good Housekeeping Step-by-Step Cookbook.
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